A traumatic event or situation creates psychological trauma when it overwhelms the individual’s ability to cope, and leaves that person fearing death, annihilation, mutilation, or psychosis. The individual may feel emotionally, cognitively, and physically overwhelmed. Emotional trauma can result from such common occurrences as an auto accident, the breakup of a significant relationship, a humiliating or deeply disappointing experience, the discovery of a life-threatening illness or disabling condition, or other similar situations. Traumatizing events can take a serious emotional toll on those involved, even if the event did not cause physical damage.
Related Journals of Psychological Trauma
Trauma & Treatment, Journal of Pain & Relief, Brain Disorders & Therapy, Journal of Psychiatry, Journal of Psychology & Psychotherapy, PsychoClinical Psychology Review, Journal of Child Psychology and Psychiatry and Allied Disciplines, Journal of Consulting and Clinical Psychology, Clinical Child and Family Psychology Review, Journal of Abnormal Child